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Little Solsbury Hill

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Address: Bath, England
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Believed to be the site of King Arthur's decisive victory, Battle of Mt....

Believed to be the site of King Arthur's decisive victory, Battle of Mt. Badon, this high hill overlooks scenic Bath.

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great place for a picnic

Beautiful views from beautiful Solsbury hill. Shame about the unecesssary dual carriage way so close. Build more roads, get more traffic, doesn't take a brain surgeon to work it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Beautiful views from beautiful Solsbury hill. Shame about the unecesssary dual carriage way so close. Build more roads, get more traffic, doesn't take a brain surgeon to work it out!!

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Thank Dskunk
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

This is one of our favourite walks. Obviously it's uphill on the way up - But it is worth the effort once at the top. The top is flat and easy to walk round with amazing views. Up, down and round the top once can be done in less than 2 hours.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

First, how to get there. Coming into Bath from the A363, at the end of the road you will come to a roundabout. Do NOT go left onto the dual carriageway, take the second exit (directly ahead). Drive along a little way and look out for a sign which says St Catherine's/Northend. It's a tight turn! Carry on into Solsbury... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Greats views of town and a fitting waypoint on any walk along the St Catherine's Valley. The old Iron Age fort landscaping gives it a little more interest.

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Thank Chris S
Bath, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

good workout to climb this hill and see the fantastic views over the town of Bath. Then on to the Bathampton Mill to recuperate with food and drink

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Harstad, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

While staying with friends at Batheaston we went on some nice walks in the area. I'd recommend both the stroll along the canal in to the centre of Bath and also up on Little Solsbury Hill. It is a limestone grassland hill with a big plateau on top, believed to have been where King Arthur fought the Battle of Badon... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

I went while on vacation in Bath. The taxi drove me at 7 am. I climbed up, I saw the city lights, and a bird flew out of the sky. It was worth the visit. At 7 am, Solsbury Hill is very muddy and extraordinarily slippery. Be forewarned. If you are going to climb, you can't do it where the... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

So we were in Bath, went to the Roman Baths. With it being so . . . .Commercial it bummed us a little. Then I noted from our Hotel, Little Solsbury Hill. I googled to find, it was in fact the Solsbury hill in the Song. It provided us a lovely hike and seems so english and out of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

We had a wonderful day walking along the canal toward Batheaston up to Little Solsbury Hill. We got a little turned around so I thought I'd put up some instructions. The bike/walking path is along the canal and it quite lovely. Enter the path via Beckford Road which is at the end of Great Pulteney Street, (THE bridge) then to... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Little Solsbury Hill offers dramatic views over Bath and the surrounding countryside. When you get to the top you can easily see why it is the former site of a fort, with it's commanding position. I first visited it once I realised it's the hill that Peter Gabriel was singing about in his song of the same title and I... More 

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